Written by Rebecca Espinoza on Sep 13 2020 - 1:02pm
At the third annual Texas Latino Policy Symposium, advocates from across the state will engage in discussions examining the needs of our Latino population and the impact of COVID-19 in Texas. The goal of this symposium is to formulate policy responses to propose to the Texas legislature that redress the disproportionate lasting impact the pandemic has had on Latino families. We explore the issues by focusing on the following areas: health and human resources, labor and employment, education, housing, and development.
Written by Justice Garza on Oct 31 2017 - 11:59am
New research collected by Salud America! has found promising community solutions to gaps in Latino education, health and income. The study, “Building for Latino Families,” was conducted by Amelie Ramirez, director of Salud America! at UT Health San Antonio. Read her full article: https://salud-america.org/building-support-for-latino-families-research/
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Sep 19 2017 - 2:53pm
Replay video from the Sept. 19 Grand Opening of the Latino Collection and Resource Center at the San Antonio Central Library. Thanks to support from the San Antonio Public Library and donors like you, you can watch the event live or replay it later for free, right on this page.
Written by Jeremy Cash on Jul 28 2016 - 7:08pm
In response to the recent police-involved shootings, more than 100 people gathered at the Circle School, an institution that teaches peace, to discuss ways to respond to police brutality and achieve equality for historically marginalized minority groups.
Written by UTSACollege on Aug 10 2015 - 4:42pm
San Antonio's vibrant Latino art scene is on display in a new exhibit of 25 master prints at the UTSA Downtown Art Gallery. Ten years in the making, the Veinticinco exhibit includes prints by 25 Latino and Latina artists who worked in collaboration with a master printer in the print studio at the UTSA Department of Art and Art History.
Written by saludtoday on Feb 3 2015 - 9:19pm
Salud America! a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Research Network to Prevent Obesity Among Latino Children, has received a one-year, $1.3 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to develop new evidence and educational content that empowers people to drive healthy policy changes for the health of Latino children.
Written by School of Medicine on Aug 26 2013 - 4:03pm
Food and beverage marketers increasingly target Latino kids because of their growing population size, media exposure and spending power. Much of this kid-focused advertising is for unhealthy foods, studies show.
Written by UT Health Scie… on Jul 25 2013 - 3:27pm
Studies suggest that Latino kids have fewer opportunities to engage in physical activity than their white counterparts. Latino kids also are less likely than white kids to meet federal recommendations of at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day due to fewer parks and other active spaces, fewer school- or community-based physical activity programs, and differing parenting styles.
Written by Elizabeth Allen on Jul 8 2013 - 1:16pm
Latino kids often have limited access to safe gyms, fields, and playgrounds, but shared use agreements and street-level improvements can improve access to these “active spaces” in underserved communities and may help young Latinos become more physically active and maintain a healthy weight, according to a new package of research materials from Salud America! The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Research Network to Prevent Obesity Among Latino Children.
Written by Elizabeth Allen on Jun 13 2013 - 11:25am
New research review, video and infographic show how health food financing initiatives can help address Latino childhood obesity Latino neighborhoods tend to have more fast-food restaurants and snack vendors than supermarkets and farmers’ markets, meaning many Latino families do not have access to affordable foods needed for healthy diets.